I’m an offender of anti-mom bias — toward myself. I’ve completely discounted my own abilities, expertise, and commitment. But I’m saying it now. #MomsToo
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I started thinking… who did raise me? I thank my parents for their love, for their dedication, and for raising me in a way I am proud of.
Our family had gone bonkers, as far as I was concerned. The newest was born, and with him came new and frequent family conflict. Outside of the house, we were fine. Under the backdrop of sunny park days and quick trips to Target, it looked like I had my three children lined up like three […]
I’ll admit it. Before I was a mom, I had some crazy ideas about how I was going to parent my children. For example: I’ll never dress my kids in matching clothes. It’s too cutesy, I thought. My kids have different personalities and, thus, should dress differently. Well, it turns out they want to match. They […]
I sit here typing this, 38 weeks pregnant with my third child, munching on two servings of Trader Joe’s mini chicken tacos and doing some needed post-baby research. There are so many articles suggesting how to prepare for the arrival of your baby. It is good, solid advice, like eating small meals often so you […]
As I walked (quickly) off the trampoline, I could feel that my jeans were wet from my butt down the backs of my thighs. Yep. I had peed my pants.
My daughter has always been described using what I believe to be “stereotypical” little girl descriptors. From the moment her infant lips learned to coo, she hasn’t stopped talking. Learning words has only exacerbated this process. She’s just a little chatterbox! As she stared out the window while learning to read, seemingly ignoring the world around […]
It was a celebration-filled weekend when one of my closest friends, after a 15-year hiatus, graduated from law school. As college “first-years” this friend was adamant that she was going to law school after graduation. She fell in love with law when she interned for a lawyer’s office the summer before we started college. The […]
To this point, I have been getting children ready for school for seven years, three months, and a handful of days. That equals out to about 1,400 school mornings. Through this experience, I can confidently affirm that the Kubler-Ross “Stages of Grief” model can be accurately applied to my weekday mornings. Stage one: Shock or […]
I like to think my ability to “mom” exists on a spectrum — the “mom continuum.” I have days where I feel like I have it all together. Lunches? Prepped. Laundry? Folded and put away. Dinner? Home cooked and delicious. Other days, to quote a favorite expression of my father, I feel like I am […]
Happy New Year? This whole celebrating the New Year with excitement, vim, and vigor has never resonated with me. Are you kidding me? After the holidays, I feel like I just ran a marathon. I’ve got nothing left. That mindset was bothering me. And then I thought about it. My burgeoning business recently started taking […]
A few years ago, I joined a Facebook group of parents who were pledging to not yell — or yell less — at their kids. The goal was a year without yelling. Around month three, I was failing miserably when someone posted about a mom she saw at daycare pickup who yelled every. single. day. […]
I went to my first music festival as a carefree 20-something. It involved camping, no showers for three days, and scenes from port-a-potties I’ll never forget (it was as bad as you’d imagine). We had a blast, but I never thought I’d agree to another festival — never mind at age 40, with children. But […]